Positive Steps!

Just a little post today, full of positivity though!

I had such a productive schooling session with Bailey yesterday, I came out of it feeling really positive and optimistic that we’re finally back on track! I’m going to start having some proper lessons rather than just schooling off my own initiative, as even though I’ve had riding lessons for about 16 years I feel like there’s always more to learn and that sometimes a more experienced eye from the ground can be an invaluable help. And I want to improve as quickly as we can ready for the summer show season. So that’s where me and Bailey are at the moment!

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In other news, I received a rejection email after my second interview for the marketing internship but I’m ok with it as I’ve had the best news – a job interview for a job in the marketing and communications department at the British Horse Society HQ! Again, trying not to be too hopeful about it but it would be perfect – I want a marketing career in the equine industry and so this would be a giant leap in the right direction. Eek! Deep breaths…

So this weekend I’m just going to probably prepare for my interview and not do a lot of “fun stuff” (apart from hanging out at the yard obviously)- I went out twice last weekend though (Easter Bank Holiday weekend) and definitely spent more money than I should so I need to have a more chilled weekend! Especially as me and Johnny are off to Paris next weekend so I’ve got to save for that! So much on the to do list for the 3 days. Eiffel Tower here we come…

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That’s the first photo I’ve ever put on my blog that I haven’t taken myself – I feel a bit disloyal! Maybe when I get back from Paris I’ll update it with one of my own… lol! 

Can you have fun with horses in the snow?

So it’s been snowing again!! Virtually non-stop since last Thursday evening and then over the weekend, which was a bit of a pain as I had my second interview for the marketing job on Friday morning so had to drive to the other side of Birmingham not only in rush hour traffic but also in the snow – I’d been driving for 20 minutes and was still within walking distance of my house!

The latest onslaught of snow has come at a pretty inconvenient time (aside from the fact it’s the end of March and that this time last year we were sitting in a park in Manchester in the sun). I’ve only just started to get Bailey back into work after his colic issues, as he obviously had to have time off to recover from that and as soon as I started exercising him again he had a terrible cough, so it’s only been in the last week that I’ve moved on from light hacking and into schooling work. So the snow has buggered up my schooling schedule a bit.

But in a way, it’s actually been quite nice. It was snowing when I got to the yard yesterday and so I knew I couldn’t really ride (we have no indoor school) but I was also really conscious about horsey being in the stable all day and night – horses recovering from colic should have time exercising daily if possible, to keep their gut moving. So I decided to get his big outdoor rug on and get him to stretch his legs in the school. The best (and most fun!) way to do this? Run around with him!

Sorry for the poor quality video – I take all my stuff with my iPhone, and this is the first video I’ve put online with it. It was perfect quality on my phone but something’s obviously got lost along the way. I’ll work on it!!!

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Anyway it’s been over a week now since the snow arrived and it’s still hanging round – fingers crossed it disappears soon! Hope no one else has had any horsey snow related problems.